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Vegan keto diet: Everything you need to know
A vegan keto diet is a very low carbohydrate diet that does not include any animal products. Learn about the possible benefits and risks and what to eat on a vegan keto diet here. (Medical News Today)

Better quality 'good' cholesterol may fight atherosclerosis in diabetes
Evidence from a new study in mouse models shows that increasing the level of functional 'good' cholesterol may help reverse atherosclerosis in diabetes. (Medical News Today)

What ways are there to measure body fat?
There are various ways to measure the percentage of body fat, and some are more high tech than others. In this article, we describe the range of methods, include those that a person can try at home. (Medical News Today)

Does the keto diet affect cholesterol?
Because the keto diet involves limiting the intake of carbohydrates, it can help reduce cholesterol levels. However, the diet is not suitable for everyone. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What are the side effects of Lipitor? An overview
Lipitor is a cholesterol lowering statin that has a low risk of side effects. Learn about its side effects, warnings, and possible drug interactions here. (Medical News Today)

Altering an unhealthy gut microbiome could stave off chronic disease
New research in mice shows that turning an unhealthy microbiome into a healthy one may provide an alternative way to stave off cardiovascular disease. (Medical News Today)

Are chia seeds effective for losing weight?
Initial research suggests that chia seeds may have a slight effect on weight loss. Find out more about this research and how to include chia seeds in the diet. (Medical News Today)

MS: Paleo diet may reduce fatigue by improving cholesterol
New research finds that improving cholesterol levels by adopting a diet high in vegetables reduces exhaustion in people with multiple sclerosis. (Medical News Today)

Study finds 'disturbingly' high levels of 'ugly cholesterol'
New research finds that the levels of remnant cholesterol, also called 'ugly' cholesterol, are much higher than researchers previously believed. (Medical News Today)

How much cholesterol should you have per day?
Dietary cholesterol is the cholesterol a person gets from the foods they eat. These include most animal products. Learn about the new recommendations about how much cholesterol and fat to consume here. (Medical News Today)

Can bananas help you lose weight?
Bananas may help people feel full for longer and increase their potassium and fiber intake. Learn more about how bananas may aid weight loss efforts here. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about coming off statins
Statins are a type of medication that doctors prescribe to lower levels of 'bad' cholesterol and reduce the risks of heart attack and stroke. Learn how and why people stop taking statins here. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about berberine
Berberine is a naturally occurring compound in plants such as goldenseal, Oregon grape, and tree turmeric. By making changes within the body’s cells, it may help treat conditions such as high blood pressure, inflammation, and cancer. Learn more about berberine, including side effects and how to use it, here. (Medical News Today)

What causes a pulse in the stomach?
Feeling a pulse in the stomach, or abdomen, is not a cause for concern in some people. However, in others, it may indicate an aortic aneurysm. Learn more about the causes, risk factors, and symptoms here. (Medical News Today)

How many calories do eggs contain?
Eggs are rich in protein, calcium, and potassium, among other vital nutrients. In this article, learn how many calories an egg contains, as well as the risks and benefits of eating eggs. (Medical News Today)

Very low levels of 'bad' cholesterol may raise stroke risk
New research in a large sample of participants finds that too little low-density lipoprotein cholesterol correlates with a higher risk of bleeding stroke. (Medical News Today)

What are the best meat substitutes?
A variety of meat substitutes are available, including tofu, tempeh, and seitan. Learn about the nutritional value of these and other meat substitutes here. (Medical News Today)

Statins may double the risk of type 2 diabetes
New research examines the risk of receiving a type 2 diabetes diagnosis among those who are taking statins to lower their cholesterol. (Medical News Today)

What are the best ways to eat more protein?
Protein is an important part of anyone’s diet. A person can increase the amount of protein that they consume in various ways, including eating certain foods, trying supplements, and possibly by eating at specific times. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about eating raw eggs
Eggs provide lots of beneficial nutrients that are good for a person’s health. However, consuming raw, untreated eggs can cause illness, as some eggs may contain Salmonella. Learn more about eating raw eggs here. (Medical News Today)

Is white meat really more healthful than red meat?
A new randomized controlled trial compares the effects of both red and white meat on blood cholesterol levels. The study also looks at saturated fats. (Medical News Today)

Early-onset Alzheimer's: Is 'bad cholesterol' a factor?
A new study connects high blood levels of 'bad' cholesterol with the presence of early-onset Alzheimer's. The link, the authors suggest, could be causal. (Medical News Today)

How many calories do you burn by walking?
The number of calories the body burns while a person is walking varies according to their sex, body size, and how fast they are walking. Learn more about how many calories people burn when they are walking here. (Medical News Today)

What is the most healthful oil for frying?
How healthful an oil is for frying depends on when it breaks down and how long a person heats it for. Some of the more healthful oils include olive oil, avocado oil, and canola oil. Learn more about the best oils for deep frying, shallow frying, and roasting, along with other nutrition considerations, here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about fish roe
Tobiko, masago, ikura, and caviar are types of fish roe, or the eggs of a fish. They are all similar but have some nutritional differences. They can all form part of a healthful diet. Learn more about tobiko, masago, ikura, and caviar here. (Medical News Today)

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